Delirium and Physical Restraint in the Hospitalized Elderly

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Abstract

Delirium or acute confusion increase the likelihood of physical restraint use and subsequent harmful physical and psychological effects. Assessment for delirium is presented as a conceptual framework to guide researchers, administrators, and clinicians in developing strategies to decrease the use of physical restraint and to support quality of life for hospitalized older adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-300
Number of pages6
JournalImage: the Journal of Nursing Scholarship
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1994

Keywords

  • delirium
  • elderly]
  • restraint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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